Dobinea vulgaris Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 249 1825.;

China (NW-Yunnan), SE-Tibet (Mdog), NE-India (Darjeeling, Arunachal Pradesh), Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin, Sagaing) as per Catalogue of Life;



by Sushmita Jha, Identified by Sweedle Cerejo & Tabish (Inserted by J.M.Garg)



More North Bengal Flowers- ID Request 3 – 11May09SJ : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)

this delight was growing on the roadside from Lava to Kalimpong

Delightful indeed!Look too delicate to be ‘wild’:)

Looks familiar, but can’t remember what it is. Looks like the seed-
pods, instead of flowers.
In the bottom left corner of the first picture the pink flowers are
Bristletips (Oxyspora paniculata)
(at least I can identify something, even if u didn’t ask for it!) 😉

thanks for confirming my tentative suspicion about these being seed pods. I look forward to more views.
And thank you for id-ing the self-effacing Bristletips in the first picture. Will post a loud and clear one of it tomorrow, continuing the Pink series.

This is an exciting journey of learning! Thanks all for this experience.

That’s no confirmation of seed-pods, its only my suspicion! 🙂

… just a wild and stupid guess, any Rumex species ?

This one looks like Dobinea sp. of Anacardiaceae family.

thanks for the ID. I can now narrow it down to Dobinea vulgaris.
Flowers are tiny, pale yellow.
Fruit is a small compressed capsule covered by yellow-white or rose-
colored, veined, paper bracts, which are circular in shape.

Thank you … Shall I freeze this as Dobinea vulgaris then? So these are seed pods!

Dobinea vulgaris Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)
Location: Champadevi , Nepal
Altitude:  6000 ft.
Date: 12 November 2016
Nepali Name: सांगले Saangle 



Arunachal flora-3 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)

Id pl. it was a shrub, may be small tree.


It may be Flemingia sp. (may be F. strobilifera).

does not match with images of Flemingia strobilifera (L.) W.T.Aiton 

Pl mention place of collection and altitude

Probably not a legume (Fabaceae member). We have to search it in some other family. Sapindaceae?

This is Dobinea vulgaris


Re White bell shaped flower : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Location Kalimpong, Darjeeling, West Bengal

Kindly identify

To me these appear to be like fruits. Was it wild?

Pl. confirm.

Same as in another thread.

It is Dobinea vulgaris as per images herein.


Re: Another white flower : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Location Kalimpong Darjeeling West Bengal
Please identify

My colleague says Flemingia sp. (near to strobilifera).

Does not matches with images at Flemingia strobilifera (L.) W.T.Aiton
Also does not matches with any species so far in efi at Flemingia and Phyllodium

Can it be some other species of Flemingia


My colleague informed it is Flemingia sp. (strobilifera also like this infl., but certainly not this one). Pl. try in Flemingia spp. He could not identify based on photo on specific level

It is Dobinea vulgaris as per images herein.







Dobinea vulgaris Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (11) – around 600 kb each

Location: Okharpauwa, Nuwakot, Nepal
Altitude:  5500 ft.
Date: 13 September 2018
Habit : Wild 


SK 2171 11 September 2019 : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- 3 mb each.

Location: Godawari, Lalitpur,, Nepal
Altitude: 1711 m.
Date: 08 August 2019
Habit : Wild

Attachments (3)- around 2 mb each.

Dobinea vulgaris Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don ??

I am not finding the match with these flowers on net and as per FOC illustration 
Do male flowers look like this ?

I also checked comparative images at Anacardiaceae, but could not find any match.

This is Dobinea vulgaris.











SK 2126 17 August 2019 : 10 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)- around 650 kb each.


Location: Naichal, Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur
Date: 26 July 2019
Elevation: 1855 m.

Habit : Wild 

Tree or shrub ?

Any idea about the family ?

It is shrub !

Any idea about the family or genus of this shrub ?

Any chance of it being some where close to Mysinaceae, Maesa?

Did not find any match at Myrsinaceae !

I think Dobinea vulgaris as identified in another thread: SK 2171 11 September 2019

Though the leaves do look like Dobinea, the inflorescence looks different in this picture… so perhaps a different Dobinea spp..?

Yes …, ID is correct !,+02-Dec-2020+16:26:39+GMT

Dobinea vulgaris Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don : 2 posts by 1 author. 2 images- 4 to 5 mb each.

Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date:  October 2020 
Elevation: 2400m.
Habitat  : Wild